Training Seminars

The Club presents a popular series of free Informal seminars, workshops, and lectures for members. Those which are open to the public may be held in other venues. Some workshops are held on the water or on the beach, and may involve optional boating sessions.


Past seminars, some of which may be repeated due to demand, include: Chatham Boating Update; Marlinspike Seamanship; Rafting, Docking and Boating; First Mate 101; Putting Your Boat to Bed; Successful Shellfishing.


The seminar and workshop schedule is printed on a “refrigerator card” each year.


Details of each course and sign-up information is sent out by email to MYC members in advance of each seminar.

2020 Training Seminars Schedule

Unless noted otherwise, all training seminars are held at the Club House.


May 23 - Saturday, time tbd - First Mate Course 101

Every good Captain knows that the most important aspect of a boat is having a capable and confident First Mate board!  Whether handling lines, anchoring, using the VHF or assisting in an emergency, an experienced and knowledgeable First Mate can make all the difference! Presented by Captain Dick Hosmer.


June 6 - Saturday, 10:00am - Harbor Update Report at Chatham Community Center (open to the public)


June 13 - Saturday, time tbd - Navigating Local Waters


June 20 - Saturday, time tbd - Fly Fishing


Date TBD -  CPR/AED - at Chatham Fire Department

The Heartsaver CPR/AED course is a 3-hour class that teaches lay-responders like you to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies. You'll learn the warning signs of choking, heart attacks, and strokes. You'll practice performing CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Instructor:  William Field, EMT, Chatham Fire Department.


July 18 - Saturday, time tbd - Radio Protocol


August 12 - Saturday, time tbd -  Monomoy Lighthouse Tips


Training Presentations Archive


The slides from prior training sessions are available for download, as listed below.


MYC Weather Presentation
Weather training session presented by Douglas Fields
MYC Weather Presentation.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.5 MB